banking and finance

Why dusting off dormant accounts is vital to safeguarding sa...

Posted on Aug 17 2015 by
Savers are being urged to complete a quick ID check with their bank, to ensure they continue to enjoy the protection offered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). It's a simple and straightforward process that...

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Is this the Tipping Point for banks?...

Posted on Jul 16 2015 by
Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell pretty much nailed it when he wrote in The Tipping Point to explain how an idea, product, message or behaviour develops into a relentless trend. He defined it as: “That magic moment when an...

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New industry body will highlight the cost of fraud in the UK...

Posted on Jul 08 2015 by
A new industry body has been set up to highlight the cost of fraud to UK businesses, charities and the public. The UK Fraud Cost Measurement Committee will seek to revive and enhance the government’s previous Annual Fraud...

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Current accounts become number one fraud target...

Posted on Jul 02 2015 by
For the first time, current accounts have become the most targeted financial product by fraudsters. At least 89 in every 10,000 applications for a current account are being made by an imposter, according to our analysis. The...

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Why safeguarding against a data breach is worth every penny...

Posted on Jun 16 2015 by
Despite dramatic rises in the number of data breaches, most businesses think they are protected but as it turns out many are not, with one in three (34%) without even a data breach response plan in place. Our research shows...

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Heat maps highlight fraud hotspots...

Posted on Jun 12 2015 by
Customer fraud - or first-party fraud - continues to be mainly concentrated in the inner-cities and it’s a trend that is unlikely to change given it reflects the social mix of urban neighbourhoods....

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Fraud Report 2015 – Who are the fraudsters and who are...

Posted on Jun 01 2015 by
Our fraud analysis includes a detailed demographic overview of which segments are committing fraud and which groups they are falling foul of the criminals. The snapshot hinges on Mosaic analysis, which offers a pin-sharp picture...

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Detected automotive finance fraud steps up a gear...

Posted on May 21 2015 by
The volume of detected automotive finance frauds has maintained its steady decline – all in the face of record-breaking new car sales. Our analysis reveals the number of cases detected as fraudulent for automotive products has...

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Fraud Report 2015 – ID theft’s relentless rise...

Posted on May 19 2015 by
Significant strides in the fight against fraud, particularly when it comes to safeguarding customers against identity theft, continue to be made. It is highlighted by the swing back to pre-downturn levels of detected ID theft...

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